Jonathan Edwards: Writings from the Great Awakening (Library of America)

Jonathan Edwards: Writings from the Great Awakening (Library of America)


Jonathan Edwards (1703–1758) is famous this day as an excellent theologian and thinker. The historian Perry Miller has referred to as him “one of America’s 5 or 6 significant artists,” a author possessed of “an intelligence which, up to Emerson’s, Melville’s, or Mark Twain’s, is either an index of yank society and a remark upon it.” yet in his personal day Edwards used to be most sensible referred to as a pacesetter of what's referred to now because the nice Awakening: a chain of small-town revivals that mushroomed right into a move credited with giving start to American evangelicalism and laying the basis for the yankee Revolution. In authoritative texts drawn from first variants and manuscript resources, this quantity brings jointly all of Edwards’s crucial writings from and in regards to the revivals, together with the well-known sermon “Sinners within the palms of an indignant God” and his bright Faithful Narrative of the brilliant paintings of God within the Conversion of Many hundreds of thousands of Souls, the paintings that first publicized the awakenings. characterised by way of exact good judgment and strong imagery, his writing maintains to motivate scholars and religious seekers alike.

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